Subterranean Homesick Blues

Looking at the intersection of art, revolution, pop culture, and technology. Are they antagonistic? Together can they provoke and stimulate positive change? Bob Dylan crossed these borders throughout his career, and became a reluctant figure in the anti-war movement, so was an ideal subject to explore this idea.

The idea was to recreate his video for Subterranean Homesick Blues, but use what looks like an oil-painting to create an animation. I wanted the animation to look incongruent, for it to look a bit realistic, yet be a bit of a misrepresentation. Isn't this how the world is often? Portrayal and reality can be indistinguishable. We want to remove the rough aspects, and give everything a smooth view.

See the Pen Bob Dylan by Rob (@robjoeol) on CodePen.